The Rome Braves lost to the Savannah Sand Gnats 10-3 last night in the opener of a four game series in Savannah. Rome Braves radio voice Ben Poplin says that the one bright spot in the game for the Braves was the addition of Kyle Wren to their line up.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that metro Rome’s unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent in May, up from 8.5 percent in April. The rate stood at 10 percent in May 2012.
The Friends of Mike Patterson Trust has released an update on Patterson’s recovery.
The Rome Braves announced a number of roster moves yesterday. Those moves include the promotion of outfielder Kyle Wren to Rome from Danville. Wren is the son of Atlanta Braves GM Frank Wren. He played college ball at Georgia Tech and was the Atlanta Braves’ 8th round selection this year. First baseman/outfielder Chris Edmondson has also joined the Rome team.
The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday and will return to action at Turner Field this weekend with a three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Julio Teheran is scheduled to get the start for the Braves in tonight’s series opener, which is scheduled to get underway at 7:35 pm and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm from the Braves Radio Network.
The 2013 SPLOST Committee will gather once again this evening. It will be the fourth and final gathering held this month to discuss projects that have been proposed for inclusion into the 2013 SPLOST.
The Rome Braves pulled out a 7-6 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators last night in the finale of a three game series (and of a seven game homestand) at State Mutual Stadium. Casey Kalenkosky hit a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Braves to the walk-off victory.